Independence Day at the History Center


July, 2019





10:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST



Tampa Bay History Center

801 Old Water St.

Tampa, FL 33602

The History Center is celebrating Independence Day by offering $5 admission for all visitors on Thursday, July 4, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Costumed reenactors representing several eras of American military history will be at the History Center to interact with guests. Nearly two dozen costumed historical interpreters will depict Civil War, Seminole War, Spanish American War, and WWII-era soldiers, sailors, and citizens, and share hands-on displays of artifacts, uniforms, crafts and music.

Reenactors will also depict early European explorers and 18th century pirates, highlighting the History Center’s recently-opened “Treasure Seekers: Conquistadors, Pirates and Shipwrecks” gallery.

Included with admission, guests will also be able to see the exhibit, “History by the Pint: Beer and Brewing in Tampa Bay,” which is at the History Center through September 29.

Enjoy a cool beverage at the Columbia Cafe located at the History Center, explore the downtown Riverwalk, or bring a blanket and spread out in Cotanchobee Park to enjoy the City of Tampa’s fireworks display after your museum visit.